Every Child, Every Opportunity
Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
At Arden we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where pupils are enabled to become successful learners, develop their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can. Our pupils grow up in a complex and ever-changing world and are exposed to an increasing range of influences. As a school we aim to build on and complement the learning that has already started at home to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils need to lead healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives, both now and in the future. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) are central to our school’s ethos, supporting pupils in their development, and underpinning learning in the classroom, school, and in the wider community. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. PSHEE also makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety, and to their emotional wellbeing. PSHEE contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
The school curriculum will focus on three core learning themes:
Arden’s clear and comprehensive scheme of work is in line with the National Curriculum. The scheme is delivered through well planned lessons which cover the following focuses:
The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) into the curriculum. Pupils have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHEE and to use across the wider curriculum. Pupil’s Learning Journals evidence class discussions, questions, activities, pupil voice, thoughts and ideas.
At Arden we firmly believe that a meaningful PSHEE curriculum is the key to pupils becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. Pupils will approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, pupils will build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen. Pupils will understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves. Pupils will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. Pupils will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good. Pupils will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum. PSHEE is a fundamental subject for our disadvantaged pupils. Research has shown that there is a strong link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHEE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. Pupils will develop positive and healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future. Pupils will have respect for themselves and others. Pupils will have positive body images.